Masha Delacourt — Post 6 Grrrrrl

by Alphaville Herald on 04/08/10 at 11:31 am

[ Welcome to the post 6 grrl stage.. Masha!! I found her in guess what sim?? MIDIAN! Lick mah balls and enjoy this epicly hot chika.. -Daeynaries Lane ]

Masha Delacourt

For me, it’s all about the story.

I’m a storyteller. And roleplay, that means collaborative storytelling.

I’ve been a gamer and a geek for a long time. I ran a BBS in the bad old days, fell into first person shooters early on, discovered Thief and first person sneaking (love for the TTLG fan mission writers) and was a professional web designer for many years before switching gears and recently graduating as a nurse. Talk about a turn around. From web geek to an RN, presently working with patients with traumatic brain injuries.

But the stories still compel me. I suspect they always will.

My husband turned me on to roleplay when we first met. Table top. It was amazing, fun, immersive, heady, social, did I mention fun? Fantastical shapeshifters, deadly assassins, four-color superheros, wild fae, the systems and choices for stories and storytelling, they’re endless.

Masha Delacourt

Then a dear friend and long time LARPer, she tempted us into attending a gaming convention where her LARP troupe hosts several games. And a new door opened. Instead of dice, we used RoShamBo and GM fiat to decide, and the stories, the stories! Glorious, fun, immersive.

I use that word a lot. Immersive.

My brother in law lured us into WoW, an RP server. That was fun too and we were in a wonderful heavy RP guild. But the world is static and raiding took over and then.

And then.

And then a different good friend finally coaxed me into Second Life.

I took to it with a will once I discovered RP sims. Not the ones with meters. No. The ones with pure roleplay. The ones where it’s instinctively turn based (via post order), where consent is the primary rule, where freeform roleplay finds the best and most arcing expression of story.

Immersive story.

I’ve been in Midian almost since the beginning and while there are others out there where I flirt, Midian, she’s my true love. My character is Masha Delacourt. Her story has evolved and spun and grown and diverged and taken so many amazing directions, ridden so many wild plots, that I couldn’t summarize her adequately if I tried.

Masha Delacourt

But try I will. She’s devout in her faith of Vodou. She’s welded to an intricate and very gut-based ethical standpoint. She’s committed to the friends she calls family, and that network includes both monsters and saints. She’s part coyote. She’s a medical doctor. She’s a ranger at the Midian park. She’s part of the women’s gang, the Sarcina. She’s enterprising, dedicated, practical, ruthless at times, and the lilt of her Kreyol accent is something I can hear while I type her words.

Most of all, she’s my character who, even after over three years, has yet to grow static in her story. And that’s because of all the other storytellers. Like tossing rocks into a frothing creek, we rub on each other, urge each other to higher heights, stimulate each other’s growth as players and as characters. Because for all of us?

It’s about the story.

27 Responses to “Masha Delacourt — Post 6 Grrrrrl”

  1. Kae

    Aug 4th, 2010

    Daeynaries Lane, you’ve done the impossible. You’ve made Timothy look like a professional photographer, that’s how terrible you are at this.

  2. Inniatzo

    Aug 4th, 2010

    Masha sounds interesting, clearly an excellent, excellent rper, something that is pretty rare. I think she is cute, i like her avatar.

    i can’t say these pictures are the most flattering. the backgrounds are way to distracting, especially in the third. in that one the back ground should be dimmer, not Masha. i think the pictures would be better if the background was b&w, although that’s a sort of cliched technique.

    from what i have seen, though, there is no point in making critical comments about daeynaries’ pictures, she never seems to change her ‘style.’ its a pity there aren’t more than two photographers in all of sl.

  3. Yep

    Aug 4th, 2010

    “MIDIAN! Lick mah balls ”

    a typical midol city moron making cartoon porn. How about something that would be of interest to people instead of smut?

  4. It's Unfixable

    Aug 4th, 2010

    @Inniatzo, I think it’s just a difference in personal style, really. Also, just because there are only two photographers that stoop to post in the Herald doesn’t mean that’s all the SL photographers there are.

  5. Nelson Jenkins

    Aug 4th, 2010

    Holy SHIT, I hated Post 6 but please, for the love of fuck, bring back Timothy!

  6. Scylla Rhiadra

    Aug 4th, 2010

    “Lick mah balls”?

    Nothing quite like flipping the bird at one’s readership to really ensure a loyal following, eh?

    The irony is that Timothy *almost* seemed to be “getting it.”

  7. We

    Aug 4th, 2010

    That’s how the Herald seems to work with this stuff, they get somebody to do the photos that everyone insults and hates, then they change him out for someone even worse; suddenly the last person’s stock is rising.

    I took a look at Midian, it’s funny how everyone seems to be a giant anime cliched stereotype, a few of the group leaders even taking it to the point of breaking sim rules in being one. For a post-apocalyptic American city, it’s funny how everyone seems to speak Japanese, have a suave foreign accent, have “ninja training”, or carry katanas. (Have you tried finding a real katana in modern day America, much less a future post-apoc one? Good luck.)

  8. swedishfox ghost

    Aug 4th, 2010

    wow…. is it about time i took the herald off my RSS feeds? this post 6 girl stuff is bullshit, only word for it IS BULLSHIT

  9. Skye D.

    Aug 4th, 2010

    I have to say, the write up is at least interesting. It sounds like Masha is an interesting and intelligent woman, so I forgive this one somewhat.

    But yeah, those backgrounds are distracting. It’s like the saying…do you wear the clothes, or do the clothes wear you? In this case, the backgrounds are completely taking away from the subject, which is unfortunate.

    And I’ll refrain from licking Dae’s balls. Sounds unsanitary. And I still think it’s unfortunate that she doesn’t look past Midian for models. It’s a BIIIIIG world out there…she needs to get out more. :P

  10. Yep

    Aug 4th, 2010

    She is part coyote? eew!! why write a story to advertise a bestiality sim? What is the next model from midol city going to be? part sewer rat?

    ” I still think it’s unfortunate that she doesn’t look past Midian for models. It’s a BIIIIIG world out there…she needs to get out more. ”

    no kidding

  11. Walter

    Aug 4th, 2010

    I’d say that would make her one sick puppy.

  12. marilyn murphy

    Aug 4th, 2010

    timothy. well, heh, you are smarter than you look.

  13. Little Lost Linden

    Aug 5th, 2010

    Are those storm clouds?

  14. Nelson Jenkins

    Aug 5th, 2010

    I just get this weird feeling that she’s trying to just troll us now, especially with that intro.

  15. Timothy come back!

    Aug 5th, 2010

    I decided to join that Midian place to see if it was as good as she makes it look. Dont bother, boring and lame as hell and they ignore the new players, looks like they only rp with their own friends. If you’re not one of them, you’re out.

    Interesting enough, group chat opened at some point last week:

    [2010/07/27 12:54] Daeynaries Lane: Druuna is this weeks post 6 grrl for the sl herald!! Comment and all that.. if you could
    [2010/07/27 12:55] Francisco Halsey: We should troll that website
    [2010/07/27 12:56] Francisco Halsey: Or its regular visitors, anyway. Whiney bastards.
    [2010/07/27 12:57] Daeynaries Lane: Yeah they hate me.. cause i always use midian ppl.. you use what you see!
    [2010/07/27 13:03] Marquis Denimore: Im tempted to leave a post on your Post 6 thing Daey, asking all the 14 year old haters to please leave the room, because obese children are not welcome. xD

    This person definitely needs to learn how to take a good pic and definitely needs to go out more, that midian place is boring as fuck.

    The pics look so horrible, especially the backgrounds.

    “MIDIAN! Lick mah balls ”

    Thimothy is smart indeed, I wonder if he keeps using her each time he goes away cos he knows her pics are so horrible we’ll all end up missing his?

    ugly ugly ugly, that’s all I can say.

  16. Skye D.

    Aug 6th, 2010

    Hah! So…where are they?

    C’mon Midian folks! Bring out yer dead!

    (And I love how mature they are…immediately calling anyone who disagrees with them a childish fatty. Yeah, like name calling is soooo mature.)

  17. had enough

    Aug 6th, 2010

    Ok so it wasn’t just me that thought the sim was filled with either Bots or people who are to scared to talk to anyone that they didn’t know. I found this sim to be laggy and as lame as the above pictures.

  18. Slayer

    Aug 6th, 2010

    Many of the RP sims ignore people they do not know and yes, only RP with their friends. Welcome to the wide world of S.L. RP.

  19. had enough

    Aug 6th, 2010

    I notice the higher the rating a sim has (PG -Adult) the less friendly and outgoing the people are. In PG sims people tend to be more open and friendly. Adult sims tend to be filled with people who are more afraid to talk to people that they do not know (unless you are a naked girl on a pose ball). It must just be the type of personalities of the people who visit there.

  20. Kiddoh

    Aug 7th, 2010

    I dunno about you, but a lot of the time you need to be outgoing yourself. Shouldn’t always rely on strangers noticing you without you doing much of anything.

  21. Slayer

    Aug 7th, 2010

    The reason behind the “fear” is due to each sim having a certain order of things. The toughest gang or biggest badass will not want another player to enter the sim and change their role by defeating them. By only playing with their friends, this allows the established gangs or bad asses to save face and not lose their position within the role play sim.

  22. had enough

    Aug 8th, 2010

    Pfft All the RP tough guys. If you smacked them once in RL, they would run away crying.
    That is why they stand around with their little perverted ego’s scared of any new face that enters their sim.

  23. Pappy Enoch

    Aug 8th, 2010

    Y’all am more restless than worms in hot ashes.

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy them cha-cha bingos. This gal has some rite good ones.

  24. Nelson Jenkins

    Aug 8th, 2010

    @ Pappy Enoch

    Too bad you can’t see them because of the nuclear explosion behind her that ruins the contrast.

  25. Miss J

    Aug 11th, 2010

    Wow…these are as bad as Penance Sautereau’s photos lmao

  26. Bunny Brickworks

    Aug 25th, 2010

    Masha! What a pleasure to see a familiar face and read some interesting write-up. I love your character in game almost as much as your personality OOC but I so wish you had gotten a good photographer, one who really knows how to present a Southern Belle like you <3

  27. Wax

    Nov 19th, 2010

    More lameness, the Bunny chick is from Midian too. Be glad this Daey didn’t profile the sim owner, Jade Steele hasn’t updated her avatar since 2004. They apparently have to send their own to give fake compliments rather than earn anything. None of it stands up to any real critique. The pictures are horrible and Midian RP has been a huge snooze for the past 2 years at least.

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